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by imposing his policies via executive fiat. mr. obama pleaded with americans to confront congress directly. >> ask them what's more important. doing whatever it takes to get a "a" grade from the gun lobby or giving parents some peace of mind when they drop their child off for first grade. >> reporter: he even show cased children who have written him since newtown. >> she said, "i know that laws have to be passed by congress, but i beg you to try very hard." [ light laughter ] julie, i will try very hard. >> reporter: chuck todd, nbc news, the white house. >>> this is john yang in chicago where residents deal with gun violence virtually every day. last year, there were more than 510 murders, more than the number of u.s. troops killed in afghanistan. 86% of the homicides involved a gun. in one chicago interview, nothing president obama did would change that. >> i believe chicago already has very strict gun laws and we have, like, one of the highest crime rates in the country. so how is this going to solve anything? >> reporter: the national gun debate was reignited last month by adam lanza's
putting our security in schools? his daughter's school are armed by security guards. mr. obama demand the wealthy pay their fair of taxes but there he is just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun-free zones for hours. -- for ours. >> at the white house, and jay carney said that ad was repugnant and cowardly. the nra says the ad is not in anyone's child in particular and anyone the claims otherwise is intentionally trying to change the topic were missing the point. incidentally, once the president stopped -- started to talk about curtailing gun violence, gun sales went through the roof. >> it is true public opinion has changed and there is more desire for gun-control than ever, but i do not think congress will budge on the bic stuff. it is not going to get done. it is posturing. with the nra did was odious. i think the president is on the high ground but he will not get done real gun-control. >> these 23 executive actions were fairly trivial, there was nothing major about it. i think it will not have any effect. it was a
president obama is expected to make an announcement about a comprehensive plan to reduce gun violence including a push for major legislation to include background checks. at a news conference on monday, mr. obama promised to act alone if necessary. >> but i'm confident there's some steps that we can take that don't require legislation and that are within my authority as president. >> the president could use executive powers on 19 separate actions to bypass congress. >>> in newtown, connecticut, monday grieving family members of 11 victims of the sandy hook elementary school shooting announced plans for an a anti-violence campaign. the nonprofit group, sandy hook promise, will focus on mental health, school safety and gun responsibility. >> the middle ground and the answers, i actually think will come from gun owners themselves. those are the people that understand where the limits are, what's reasonable, what's responsible and what isn't. >> the national rifle association says they're doing their part to, quote, instill safe and responsible sponsorship. sunday the nra released a targe
the massacre at sandy hook elementary. but mr. obama acknowledged that the most significant reforms will not come from his office. >> as important as these steps are, they are in no way a substitute for action from members of congress. to make a real and lasting difference, congress too must act, and congress must act soon. and i'm calling on congress to pass some very specific proposals right away. >> suarez: for one thing, the president is asking the senate to confirm todd jones as director of the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives, where he's been interim director. the a.t.f. has had no permanent head for six years. other proposals include: barring the sale of ammunition magazines with more than ten rounds and reinstating and strengthening a ban on military assault-style weapons. >> a majority of americans agree with us on this. and by the way, so did ronald reagan, one of the staunchest defenders of the second amendment, who wrote to congress in 1994 urging them-- this is ronald reagan speaking-- urging them to listen to the american public and to the law enforc
background checks and limit assault weapons and ammunition. at a news conference monday, mr. obama promised to act alone, if necessary. >> and i'm confident that there are some steps that we can take that don't require legislation and that are within my authority as president. >> the president could use executive powers on 19 separate actions to bypass congress. >>> in newtown, connecticut, monday grieving family members of 11 victim of the sandy hook elementary school shooting announced plans for an anti-violence campaign. the nonprofit group sandy hook promise will focus on mental health, school safety and gun responsibility. >> the middle ground and the answers i actually think are going to come from gun owners themselves. those are the people that understand where the limits are, what's reasonable, what's responsible and what isn't. >> last night on "the rachel maddow show," rachel asked the parents of 6-year-old shooting victim ben wheeler about a comment they made at the news conference about having responsibility to their son. >> our job for him is to continue to do, to be, the great
and it calls him this. >> mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he is just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. >> president obama has secret service protection for his daughters, sasha and malia. asking if the president's kids are more important than yours. oh, my goodness, secret service protection, pretty customary for the president and his family. more bill next. these talking points, that the right have, about the "heavy hand of government" ... i want to have that conversation. let's talk about it. really? you're going to lay people off because now the government is going to help you fund your healthcare. really? i want to have those conversations, not to be confrontational, but to understand what the other side is saying, and i'd like to arm our viewers with the ability to argue with their conservative uncle joe over the dinner table. before the sneeze, help protect with a spray. before the tissue, help defend with a wipe. before the cold & flu season help prevent with lysol. because when you have 10 t
, and online ammunition sales. mr. obama met yesterday with joe biden to go over a whole load of proposals that were put together by a task force led by the vice president. and they include up to 19 different steps that the president could take through executive action to by pass powerful opposition in congress. and dan lothian joins us live at the white house. so, dan, if you could just layout the difference between what the president can do using executive action versus using administrative action. >> and the president and vice president have talked about things they can do legislatively. but if they can't do it that way, they can move things a lot qui quick are by ter by the preside acting on his own. a ban on high capacity clips. universal back grounground chec. tightening up checks on background checks. also discussing issues around mental health. those are some of the things that are part of the package that the president is currently looking at. but again, the president also has talked about using executive orders to move things along very quickly. and that is sort of shaping up to
schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun-free zones for ours. >> that's a real ad. that, my friends, is political pornography. >> that's one of the grossest things i've ever seen in my life. >> i don't know what to say. joe? >> what's wrong with these people, mika? what's wrong with these people? you have children that had no say in the decision on whether their father was going to step forward to be president of the united states, to run for president, one of the most bone-crushing sacrificing things any husband or wife can do to their family. and the second they make that decision, their children and their entire family have targets on their backs. and the nra is putting something out like -- what's wrong with these people, putting out apps that 4-year-olds can play on the anniversary of the newtown murders, and now putting out an ad talking about the president's daughters? >> they
? his kids are protected by armed guards at their schools. mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. lou: the white house responded by calling the nra cowardly. press secretary offering one of those obama rules as they like to call the say most americans agree that a president's children should not be used as pawns in a political fight. but to go so far as to make the safety of the president's children the subject of an attack and is repugnant and cowardly. well, obama rule number one. bad form to point out the president's children are protected by armed guards and appropriately so, but okay for the presidents to use other people's schoolchildren as props in his news conference in which he advocates a rollback of second amendment rights. our first guest says the president is using the tragedy to bolster an anti-gun agenda and that that is an affront to the second amendment. joining us tonight, the attorney general of the great state of texas. good to have you with this. let me first giv
? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he is just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to protection for their kids. >> white house press secretary jay carney released this statement this morning. most americans agree that the president's children shouldn't be used as pawns in a fight. but to go to far as to use safety for the children in an attack ad is cowardally. >> he don't mention them specifically, we mention these kids. >> joining me now is howard dean, former chairman of the dnc and former governor of vermont. governor dean, i have to ask you, your kids were roughly their age when you were government of vermont. you know what it is like for kids to live under having a father in this kind of position. what is your reaction to what the nra has done here? >> well, first of all i think kids are always off bounds. and if they're not, the press should not be doing it. here you have an organization that is doing it. let's look at the difference between the nra members, who at least in my state are reasonable people. from the nra leadership in washington,
, now. >> reporter: mr. obama will place his hand on two bibles, one that king used, one that lincoln used. ♪ then it's the parade. the route has been secured. the floats are ready to roll down pennsylvania avenue ♪ this girl is on fire >> reporter: while there will only be two inaugural balls they are star studded. alich gentleman keyes, brad paisley and jennifer hudson. ♪ but you never -- >> before all the pomp and parties, the president took part again in what he calls the national day of service. >> this inauguration should also be an affirmation that we're all in this together. >> reporter: so the first family grabbed paint brushes at a local elementary school. already the people's lawn is seeing plenty of visitors. >> we love president obama. whoo! >> reporter: i got to tell you there were a lot of phobes out last night already having a good time. they've got a couple more nights to go here in washington waugh. the official ceremony is actually starting in just another hour or so and the vice president will take his oath at the naval observatory where he lives rather just
with an assault weapons ban. in the wake of the sandy hook elementary school massacre, mr. obama said he will consider using executive powers to bring about change. >> if there's a step we can take to save even one child from what happened in newtown, we should take that step. >> the president is reviewing proposals from vice president biden who was asked to head up a task force to stop gun violence. more details are expected later this week. >>> new york state is not waiting for federal action to crack down on guns. governor andrew cuomo and state lawmakers reached a deal on the country's first new gun control measure following the newtown shooting. the senate voted late last night and today the assembly is expected to approve some of the most restrictive gun laws in america, including tougher background checks and expanded assault weapons ban. >>> former president george h.w. bush wakes up at home today for the first time in almost two months. he was released from a hospital in houston yesterday. he was admitted back on november 23rd for treatment of bronchitis and a bad cough. mr. bus
think like all politicians, he is muddying the waters. mr. obama is doing something totally unconstitutional to begin with. that is neither here nor there. the government has gotten so large and so big, they are involving themselves in everything not important to the average citizen. it is my opinion that what we need to do is to stop all of the stuff the government is getting involved in. the way to do that is through a fair, flat tax. host: we are not really talking about that this morning. we are talking about the gun proposals specifically. what kind of gun do you have? caller: i have more than one because i am a hunter. i enjoy hunting. again, back to what we were saying before. that is about all i want to say about it. i think mr. obama and the congress both do not have a clue about what is going on out here in the real world. host: adalfo, what are your thoughts? caller: when i went to high school there was a police presence at all times. the sheriffs are the -- in charge of the campus. in regards to the president's comments, i think there are far reaching and might b
his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids and
obama on tuesday. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? then why is skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes. just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids, gun- free zones for hours. >> the nra chief executive wayne lapierre first made the call for armed guards in u.s. schools last month during a press conference. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. i call on congress today to act immediately to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every single school in this nation, and to do it now, to make sure that blanket safety is in place when our kids return to school in january. >> gaining momentum britain on monday, the superintendent of a land of public schools proposed their own police force. for more return to a debate between two guests. and boston, sean burke, formerly director of public sector for the lawrence publ
and some big stars coming in as well as president obama and mrs. obama and vice president joe biden and his wife. that's the latest from d.c., back to you. >> keith wants to know if he's young enough to get into the children's ball? >> i can aview the ticket, i hope. >> reporter: i showed them my i.d. and they said i was a little too old. >> thanks a lot, tony. >>> we'll help you get inauguration day started the right way. "news4 today" will begin at 4:00 a.m. on monday. we'll be live from capitol hill to preview the day's events. you can also check out our inauguration guide on nbcwashington.com. >>> today the obama team is expected to make an unprecedented announcement. the political organization that helped him get elected is going to be become a nonprofit group. democratic leaders say it will be called "organizing for america." it will use the support and energy that got the president re-elected to further his second term agenda like gun control and immigration. obama 2012 joim messi that will head the committee. it will be separate from the democratic national committee. >>> and here's
of challenges, and it won't be hard for mr. obama to see them. he just needs to look in the presidential rear-view mirror. preparing to make that inaugural walk down pennsylvania avenue for the second time, president obama will join an exclusive club within a club, one of only 17 two-term american president, all the while aware that membership can come at a price. >> i'm more than familiar with all the literature about presidential overreach in second terms. we are very cautious about that. >> reporter: historians say he's right to be cautious. >> the dangerous president is not one who feels power, it's one who feels he does not have new enough power. >> reporter: that quest for power has made many presidents stumble badly. from fdr's failed push to pack the supreme court with judges who would embrace his new deal to richard nixon. >> i am not a crook. >> reporter: whose desire to destroy his political enemies led to the watergate scandal and ultimately his resignation. >> i take full responsibility. >> reporter: then of course ronald reagan, whose second term was jeopardized by the arms for
guards at their school. mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun-free zones for ours. >> bill: now unless i didn't hear it correctly, there were three times there where he's talking about the president's kids. >> sure. as anyone who follows politics knows, that is an area that's really considered off-limits when you're talking about children of the president. so whether to make a point -- i understand this is a debate about children but i think most of the observers looking at david keen said this is not about the children. it is about the arguments that -- >> bill: he would only say that if he were getting a lot of flack because of it. he must be getting some flack even from nra supporters who said drop that ad. enough is enough. >> it is important to bear in mind it is a web-only ad. it was more put throughout to stir this kind of debate about the gun issue rather than actually focusing in on the president's proposal. >> bill: let's get to the political
them, an assault weapons ban that is meaningful. >> reporter: but mr. obama was quick to acknowledge the political challenges ahead. >> will all of them get through this congress? i don't know. i'm confident there's some steps we can take that don't require legislation. >> reporter: meanwhile in newtown monday, a poignant reminder of the sandy hook tragedy. >> it's been one month since i lost my loved one. >> reporter: the sandy hook promise, pushing for a national dialogue about guns in america to make sure what happened in newtown doesn't happen again. >> this is a promise to truly honor the lives lost by turning our tragedy into a moment of transformation. >> reporter: even as official washington gets ready for the president's inauguration next week, the political climate heading into the second term feels a lot like it has at the end of the first, as the president battles with house republicans over the nation's credit card limit otherwise known as the debt ceiling. mr. obama says he's done with negotiating. >> republicans in congress have two choices here. they can act responsib
service members is almost 11%. compare that to 7.5% for people who are nonveterans. mrs. obama is challenging other businesses to follow walmart's lead. >>> and as president obama prepares to be sworn in, his kenyan half-brother is preparing a campaign. ma'lik obama tells cnn he's running for governor of a county in kenya where his and the president's father was born. he says president obama gave him the advice to, quote, have thick skin, be honest, and be sincere. ma'lik and president obama are quite close. each served as the other's best man at their weddings. good luck to him. >>> facebook is unveiling a very cool new feature it's calling graph search. it scours the massive social network to answer more sophisticated searches, like, who are my friends living in washington, and maybe find photos of kate and joe, if you so choose. for now, graph search focusing on four main areas, people, photos, places, and interests, pulling data from 1 billion profiles, 24 billion photos, and 1 trillion connections. it is amazing how much is on the facebook, joe. >> it is. >>> he covered la
yesterday here at the white house. there are said to be 19 though it's unclear how many mr. obama will adopt. press secretary jay carney says only so much the president can do without the help of congress, but he's not trying to go around lawmakers. >> the president believes and supports the second amendment. he also understands that there are limits to what can be achieved, without congressional action, which is why he is calling on congress to act appropriately. >> reporter: the senate majority leader harry reid says he's not going to ask democrats in the senate to vote on measures that are likely to be rejected by the republican controlled house, and virginia congressman says that things like an assault weapon ban are nonstarters. >> we've tried some things in the past like assault weapons ban that simply do not work. that was repealed, rightfully so, i voted to repeal it and the fact of the matter is, the semi automatic mechanisms, operate the same, whether it's an assault weapon or a hunting rifle or a weapon that someone keeps in their home for other purposes. >> reporter: as you poi
schools when his kids are protected by armed guards and their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes. he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their children and gun-free zones for our kids. host: that the latest ad by the nra, put out yesterday, getting a lot of feedback about the ad invoking the president's children. the "washington times" has this headline this morning about president obama's event this morning. that is our question for all of you. if president obama acts on his own with executive action, do you support that idea? we're getting your take on that this morning. we will go to sandra in sulphur springs, texas, a republican. caller: how are you? i just have a question to ask the rest of the people listening. what about the fort hood shootings? has anybody thought about how many guns were there? the man walked in, he was a psychologist, he walked in and killed our soldiers at fort hood. . what is the gun ban going to do on that? what does obama think about that? host: what do you think about
late last year, mr. obama says he will retaliate. >> the world is watching. the use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable. >> reporter: countries that lived through the arab spring two years ago are morphing into a zone of instability. barack obama put his administration on the line for egypt's president mohamed morsi, a member of the muslim brotherhood. but egypt's economy is on the ropes. across the region, political storm clouds ar gathering as iran, israel and eight arab countries hold crucial elections this year. >> in every one of them, a new form of right, far, far right is emerging as to change the balance of power. >> reporter: in his first term, barack obama said he was making the middle east peace process a priority, but middle east expert aaron david miller says don't get your hopes up for this term. >> the fact is if you -- if the administration tried to put mahmoud abbas and benjamin netanyahu down together, right now, or in february, at the negotiating table, the gaps between them are so large that they simply cannot be bridged and the u.s., yet again,
't have them, but they've criticized mr. obama's call for doctors to ask unstable patients if they have guns in their homes. and congress has sometimes expressly forbid the government from studying gun violence. the president says he's going to change that. >> i will direct the centers for disease control to go ahead and study the best ways to reduce it. and congress should fund research into the effects that violent video games have on young minds. we don't benefit from ignorance. we don't benefit from not knowing the science of this end dem kick of violence. >> reporter: the strategy here is for the president to talk big picture about the terrible costs of gun violence, not just the horror of mass shootings but the toll of daily violence that has claimed 900 lives across the country since newtown. while on capitol hill the legislation will be broken down into pieces. california senator dianne feinstein, the author of the 1994 assault weapons ban, will call on her colleagues to pass it again. new york senator chuck schumer will push for universal background checks, that much more likel
and the government of mr. obama, that they can listen other voices on a very delicate subject to security. what are we doing, local governments facing challenges that sometimes go out of our hands and anyway we have to deal with them. there is no doubt that the main concern, for instance, in my city in northeast mexico is a border state with taxes. too often, cities have borders with the rio, texas that we also have my city on the southeast part of the state and it's a strategic location. my city the city of 670,000 people. it's a big city. the metropolitan area sharing the space which has two cities, our neighbors in another city, which is my city. there is no doubt that the main concern of the people in the border areas on the mexican side is the demand for safety and the demand for security. this demand is being heard louder and louder than the demands for employment and secret services, which is what we mayors do. when i was listening of course for job creation, economic development. but i mexico, it's becoming also one of the major necessities, which was than in the past, but is now. the f
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at their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes but he's an elitist hip prypocr. protection for their kids and gun-free zones for ours. >> that's the ad. it's getting a lot of mileage out there on social media but a lot of people -- why bring the daughters, sasha and malia into this? >> it's not them specifically. >> you mention them specifically. >> we don't mention them specifically. we mention his kids and other kids. they are attending schools that have private security guards. we're not talking about the secret service. david gregory's kids go there, too. send their kids to schools where they have protection and then poo-poo the idea that the average american's children should have the same sort of protection. >> the white house press secretary jay carney, among other people, were very disappointed. they say, most americans agree that a president's children should not be used as pawns in a political fight but to go so far as to make the safety of the president's children the subject of an attacked a is pungent. >> they know the point. the elitist kids safety
-- that the conceptual problem begins with the definition of assault weapons. mr. obama certainly didn't define it. the ban that was imposed in 1994 -- guest: that's just not accurate. first of all, the features of an assault weapon are not cosmetic. they're functional. i mean, for example, under the bill that i think will be introduced in congress, if you have, for example, a semi-automatic rifle that can take a detachble magazine, and that can be a high-capacity 30, 50-round magazine, and has a pistol grip, that is an assault rifle. that's not cosmetic. the significance of the pistol grip is that it's used to fire from the hip. literally shooting from the hip. where you are not eyeing your target. that is meant to spray fire, to hit a lot of people very quickly. and while these are semi-automatic weapons, not automatic weapons, they can fire actually almost as quickly. you can empty a 30-round magazine in about five seconds using a semi-automatic assault rifle. and additionally, the federal bill that lapsed in 2004 did prevent crime and prevented the use of assault weapons in crime. there was a
putting armed security in schools, which his kids are protected by armed guards at their school. mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share in taxes, but he's a hypocrite when it comes to fair share to security. protection for his kids and gun-free zones for ours. >> so the debate is that going too far? it's one thing to have your feelings about the second amendment and what that actually means, and it's another thing to drag the president's children into the debate. >> clearly, the president's kids are always a bigger target. i still don't understand why there can't be a debate about a way we can still have weapons that are reasonable -- it shouldn't be about no guns or uzies. there's always talk about the slippery slope if you take away the uzie or ak, i know i'm not saying the right terms -- >> assault rifles and machine aga guns. >> i don't really get that at all. >> it's a huge debate. i believe in our constitution, i'm a huge constitutionalist, but when those laws were written, it was one bullet and we could never have foreseen uzi machine guns in the hands of crazy people th
by armed guards at their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he is just another a leak is a hypocrite when it comes to his fair share of security. protection for hid -- his kids and gun free zones for ours. >> the conversation on reducing gun violence will continue on "washington journal" tomorrow morning. we're asking gun owners to collin to comment on president obama's proposals. then a roundtable on possible new gun laws with the brady center and the executive director of gun owners for america. then calls from teachers, parents, and students -- are they in favor of the police presence in schools? you can see "washington journal" lit every morning on c-span. >> connecticut school superintendent janet robinson gave a detailed account of the shooting, describing teachers to through themselves in front of students and assailant with enough ammunition to kill every person in the school. she is testifying before the house democratic policy committee. other -- speakers include the mayor of philadelphia, who called on the nra to remove its recent ad w
you back. >>> coming up, no more mr. nice guy. president obama tried to be accommodating to republicans in his first term as we all know whap did that get him? a dell creating crisis, charges avenues foreigner, and total war on health care reform. well, now the president isn't asking anymore, e demanding. you know what? it may just work. >>> beating the neocons at their own game. the neoconservative industrial complex put all its weight behind defeating chuck hagel. it looks like they're going to lose. could it be the neocons are a spent force? could we be that lucky? >>> and back in the ussr. yet another republican cites the soviet threat. they're still fighting the cold war. they want the cold war i guess. that's in the "sideshow" where i hope it stays. >>> let me finish with my own thoughts about alcoholism and addiction and how it tragically struck down one of the most prominent political families in our nation's history and this is "hardball," the place for politics. [ male announcer ] some day, your life will flash before your eyes. make it worth watching. introduci
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